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Will the ANZC be able to survive into the 21st century and remain a world power? The question asked by many is still yet unanswered and we have to find out ourselves as time goes by bit by bit..

The Eagle Down Under (1983: Doomsday TL 2016-2030) (also mostly called EDU by the creator and fans) is a timeline of what happens in the future in the alternate history of 1983: Doomsday done in an accurate take. Created on, by member LouisTheGreyFox. You can read it here.

Even decades after the nuclear war between US/NATO vs USSR/Warsaw Pact in 1983, things have began improving to normal levels, however many changes have occurred as a result.

The timeline features many conflicts, issues, and great changes in society itself. For instance just like in OTL, same-sex marriage happens at the same time, New Zealand legalizes gay marriage in 2013, and in 2017 for Australia legalizes it as well. Technology itself is beginning to catch up to present-day standards albeit in mostly the Southern Hemisphere of the globe, and internet is becoming more and more common. However the main issue that the timeline heavily focuses on is terrorism.


The timeline itself starts out in 2016, showing the ANZC having to deal with a domestic terrorist organization known as the Australian Brotherhood, being comprised of mostly white supremacists who are outraged by the fact in recent years Australia is becoming home to many number of refugees from the former United States and China. Resulting in the organization creating many terrorist attacks against innocent people and the ANZC government itself. However interestingly enough they are crushed by a Self-Made Man who ends up working for the government of the ANZC. However even after the defeat of the Australian Brotherhood, a new foreign terrorist organization called the Hamas Caliphate declares war on the ANZC and SAC launching an attack similar to 9/11 (only worse) and destroying two Brazilian cities with nuclear weapons, resulting in another world war.


A world war on terrorism, which everyone calls it as the "World War on Terrorism". As a result we see perhaps the biggest war humanity has ever faced since World War II and if not perhaps even World War III. With this being said we see the rise of international cooperation between nations (both new and old) and the formation of military alliances solely done to help defeat terrorism.

That being mentioned the ANZC and SAC end up uniting together to fight terrorist groups such as the Hamas Caliphate. In North America we see the new countries made after Doomsday having to band together to defeat the Christian Patriots. African nations band together to fight the Lord's Salvation Army of Africa. And so on...


  • After the End: Even decades after World War III, nuclear weapons are still being commonly used by, however only difference is that terrorist groups have their hands on the few nukes that weren't used in Doomsday and stealing them, while some have began making smaller but deadlier nukes.
    • Even after a world devastated from a nuclear war, terrorism still ends up becoming a huge global threat.
  • The Alternet: REMUNDO ends up becoming more universally called the "Net" when it gets commonly used in Australia and other ANZC nations. At first done by dial-up connection like in the OTL 1990's, while by the late 2010's we see faster connection speeds thanks to the introduction of LAN.
    • A widely used search engine and web browser called Fittex which is an equivalent to Google from OTL, only difference is it that it is filled with more hilarious easter eggs.
    • Social media still ends up coming into being, only difference is there is no Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.
      • YouTube on the other hand has a similar equivalent called "eCast" which basically functions the same way how OTL YouTube did in the 2000's.
      • Communékate is a widely used social media platform that resembles a combination of Facebook and Twitter, and was interestingly enough invented by Mike Krieger (who is known for creating Instagram in OTL).
    • Information sites and online encyclopedias end up still coming into being regardless. Two commonly used sites on the Net used for researching random information are "Infopedia" and "Rapidinformia". So in a way they sort of still end up having something similar to that of Wikipedia.
    • Online forums are very popular and used by many people, one such famous site in the TL is "Type-It", which basically the Word of God states that it pretty much a parallel version of Reddit from OTL.
    • Online gaming still ends up existing, but it pretty much resembles like what most online games did in the early 2000's.
  • America Saves the Day: Not anymore, nowadays it more like Australia Saves The Day and Brazil Saves The Day.
  • Arch-Enemy: For Morrell it was Pauline Hanson, now it currently Osama bin Laden.
  • Back from the Dead: Atari despite getting itself screwed in the beginning of the Video Game Crash of 1983, Doomsday ends up destroying the company and for a while it was pretty much dead until surviving corporate officials decided to refound the company in Australia in the early 2000's.
  • Badass Israeli: There are plenty of Israelis in the timeline that are very badass by definition.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: Pauline Hanson, Heather Hill, David Oldfield, David William Ettridge, Paddy Embry, Frank Hough, John Fischer, Carl Williams, John Sharpe, and Michael Marshall are (or were) members who created the Australian Brotherhood.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Most people in ANZC member nations are beginning to learn Spanish and Portuguese in school.
    • Louis Morrell himself literally knows how to read and speak Spanish and Portuguese due to learning it for much of his whole life thanks to his school years and actually teaching himself it.
  • Bury Your Disabled: The Disabomicido, aka translated from Italian for "disabled killing", a genocide done by Sicilian dictator Giacomo Bertolucci. The genocide itself ends up resulting in Europe uniting together to invade the Republic of Sicily once it is discovered that massive amounts of disabled people are being slaughtered.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp":
    • The Internet was originally known as the REMUNDO in South America (thanks to them bringing it into existence despite Doomsday destroying much of computer industry), but once the ANZC began to quickly use it on a daily basis, it became known as simply the Net.
    • Webcams still get invented and become popular, but they are instead universally called "self-cams", due to the fact people are able to capture photos of themselves kind of like selfies in OTL, albeit on a computer.
    • Laptops still get invented, but instead they are known as "suitcase computers" due to their resemblance to suitcases for how they open up and close.
  • Civil War:
    • Saudi Arabia breaks down into this after much of the Saudi royal family is killed in a car accident. Resulting in three factions (later four) being SDA (Saudi Democratic Army, that wants Saudi Arabia to become a secular democracy), PSA (People's Army of Saudi, a faction that wants to establish Saudi Arabia as a communist state), LAS (Loyalist Army of Saudi (Basically the reminder of Saudi Arabia, located in the capital of Riyadh, who are comprised of people still very loyal to the absolute monarchy of Saudi Arabia) and finally Hamas Caliphate (led by Osama bin Laden, who wants to establish an Islamic caliphate using Saudi Arabia as the backbone and having a vast Islamic empire as well).
    • Republic of Virginia became this after much conflict between the government and military. Only to give great advantage to the Christian Patriots to rise up and take over a significant amount of territory in former West Virginia.
    • Venezuela becomes this after a coup, resulting in a massive migrant crisis across Latin America and Post-Doomsday North America.
  • Crowd Panic: After the nuclear destruction of Recife and Natal, many people across the world fear of another terrorist attack being done by the Hamas Caliphate or the Christian Patriots.
    • Going so far that both the SAC and ANZC bring back the draft system this time for both men and women!
    • With the Christian Patriots causing havoc across North America, many people especially in the Provisional US have begun to outright view Christianity in a negative light seeing it as a "religion of violence".
  • Darker and Edgier: Even decades after nuclear war, terrorism is widespread worldwide that literally no nation will be spared by it. And terrorist organizations happen to own a few nuclear weapons and dirty bombs to use on cities without any hesitation. Many people who are fans of 1983: Doomsday can surely say that this timeline makes the original look like a "walk in the park".
  • Driven to Suicide: Famous Australian comedian and animator, Rolf Harris is still accused of sexual offenses toward children and women from the 1960's and 1970's. However instead of admitting he was guilty he ends up killing himself by crashing his car into a tree while being cashed by police on May 2nd, 2018.
    • And to make matters worse he also was later discovered to have secretly supported the Australian Brotherhood and made xenophobic drawings of American refugees.
    • Some Australian and Brazilian teenagers end up doing this just to avoid getting drafted into the military during the World War on Terror.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Far-right politician in the ANZC Parliament, Conservative member Pauline Hansion, is eventually found out by then young college student, Louis R. Morrell, that she is the leader of the terrorist organization the Australian Brotherhood.
  • The Federation: One can easily see the ANZC this way, and the SAC this way as well.
    • Along with the NAU (North American Union) which is often less focused on in the TL.
    • Also the Nordic Union is basically this, but once again they aren't focused on that much in the timeline.
    • PLAO (Pacific Latin American Organization) is basically a "NATO on steroids" being that it a combination of ANZC and SAC. And because of PLAO, ANZC and SAC nations are basically sharing military tech with one another in efforts to help in the World War on Terror.
  • Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory: Even though the internet is starting to get back to levels like that we recognize, the one thing that makes very different is that it pretty much lacks many edgy trolls online. Reason simply due to the World War on Terror pretty much resulting in ANZC and SAC watching their civilian's activity online to the point that if someone were to even just joke about genocide or is using discrimination, then they basically are arrested by police for the possibility they said something that is a "terrorist threat". Simply put it no longer simply a joke to even say "I hate school so much, I wish I could blow it up with a bomb".
  • Handicapped Badass: Applies greater to Louis R. Howery-Morrell since he has ADHD and Aspergers and is very open about it.
    • And eventually ends up in a wheelchair paralyzed from waist-down due to a failed assassination attempt, yet he keeps on going determined to crush the Hamas Caliphate.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Jair Bolsonaro becomes president of Brazil in OTL, while in the timeline he attempts to become president of Brazil by a coup only to fail.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Taylor Phillips (Louis's best friend) does this during the destruction of Santiago by a dirty bomb, being permanently blind from an attack made against her in past by the AB, she knew she would have slowed down Bobby and Sophie from being able to evacuate out of the city in time. Not to mention Taylor was more concerned for Sophie's unborn child. As a result she literally told them to leave her behind so they wouldn't die.
  • In Spite of a Nail:
    • War on Terror still happens, but it happens later in the mid-2010's as a result, not to mention it has Australia and Brazil as the main ones fighting against terrorism instead of the US.
    • Osama bin Laden survives Doomsday and is still responsible for the War on Terror, only difference is that it mostly directed at Australia and Brazil instead.
    • Julia Gillard still becomes the Prime Minister of Australia, but she ends up serving longer for a total of 4 terms in office due to her successful war against the Australian Brotherhood, the establishment of a coalition with the Australian Green Party and the Australian Progressive Party to combat against the Liberal/National coalition, and for Australia's entrance into the World War on Terror.
    • Malcolm Turnbull still gets into politics like in OTL, only thing that differs is he becomes an elected senator for the ANZC Conservative Party in the Federal ANZC Parliament.
    • Senator Brian Schatz survives Doomsday and ends up becoming a senator for Hawaii for the ANZC Labour Party, and ends up becoming elected as Governor-General of the ANZC by 2018.
    • Trevor Noah survives Doomsday and ends up living and growing up in New Britain after his mother fled to escape from chaos that was happening in South Africa at the time in 1985. As a result Trevor ends up going into politics and becomes elected as a member of the Parliament of New Britain.
  • Killed Off for Real: Eric Bana, Jessica Gomes, Jessica Mauboy, Ana Lopez, Luke Mitchell, Rolf Harris, Pauline Hanson, Jair Bolsonaro, Peter Jackson, and Taylor Phillips.
    • For a non-human example would be none other than Nintendo, since it pretty much was still in it's very infancy in 1983, resulting in it pretty much getting completely forgotten after getting destroyed during Doomsday in Tokyo.
  • Multinational Team:
    • For the ANZC you have (Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Papua, Kiribati, Nauru, Federated States of Micronesia, Yukon, Free State of Alaska, Kingdom of Hawaii, Tuvalu, East Timor, Belau (Palau), Vanuatu, and Niue)
    • For the SAC (South American Confedeation) you have (Brazil, United American Republic (Argentina + Uruguay combined), Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Guyana Cooperative (Guyana + Suriname), Colombia, Ecuador, and Chile)
    • For the PLAO (Pacific Latin American Organization) you have all the nations in the ANZC and SAC combined, resulting in the most powerful multinational force to ever be created.
  • Nuclear Weapons Taboo: Due to the destruction of Recife and Natal, most nations in the world that still have nuclear weapons (mostly those left over from Doomsday) end up agreeing on getting rid of them due to respect for all those who died during Doomsday.
    • However the Republic of Iraq (run by Uday Hussein) ends up creating nuclear weapons in secret since the beginning of the Cold War. As a result Iraq ends up deciding to launch a nuclear attack on a Hamas base in Saudi Arabia, only to come with karmic response by the Hamas. Getting nuked with a bomb similar to the Tsar Bomba!
  • Nuke 'em: Terrorist organizations (especially the Hamas Caliphate) have no shame or second thoughts at throwing nukes at their enemies.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Basically what the Hamas Caliphates does to the Uday Hussein's Iraq after being struck with a nuclear bomb. Basically put it DOES not end well for the Republic of Iraq.
  • Retro Universe: Not for long thanks to development of technology increasing in the Southern Hemisphere with Brazil and Australia being the ones contributing to the development of new tech.
  • Richard Nixon the Used Car Salesman: Plenty of characters are this in timeline...
    • Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, becomes a famous comedian in Sweden and the Nordic Union, and later ends up becoming a politician.
    • Sean McLoughlin is a soldier for the Celtic Alliance serving in Sierra Leone Crisis and Saudi Civil War. He later writes a book about the The Troubles after retiring from the military at 43 years old.
    • Jack Gleeson is also a Celtic soldier serving in Saudi Arabia during the World War on Terror, even surprisingly somehow by coincidence become friends with Sean McLoughlin.
  • Rightful King Returns:
    • After a voting referendum the Caucasus nation of Georgia ends up becoming constitutional monarchy again bringing back the Bagrationi dynasty from centuries of not being in power.
    • Hawaii ends up becoming a constitutional monarchy again with the descendants of the Hawaiian royals coming into power. Making it the only ANZC member nation that has a monarch.
  • Spiritual Successor: New Britain considers itself the successor the former United Kingdom.
    • ADC (Atlantic Defense Community) is a successor to NATO, only difference is that it completely lacks the United States.
    • Socialist Siberia (or mostly called often as "Soviet Siberia") is a successor to Pre-Doomsday Soviet Union.
  • The Coup:
    • Brazil ends up having a failed coup done and planned by Jair Bolsonaro with the help of a small minority of far-right politicians and the small amount of military supporters in the Brazilian Army. They manage to take over the capital of Brasilia and successfully killing the president, Michel Temer. However this all fails from the start since Morrell is warned by an anonymous Brazilian going by the alias "Green Toucan" (who been keeping an eye on Jair Bolsonaro for a long time, knowing his moves), resulting in Morrell alerting the Brazilian military once communication with the capital has been cut.
    • Chechnya has a violent coup, which has General Borz Dzhamaldin along with his military supporters overthrowing the emir and government and replaces Chechnya's government from an Islamic emirate to a secular democracy.
    • Venezuela has one in 2019, resulting in a total bloody civil war erupting along with a mass refugee crisis affecting Latin America and Post-Doomsday North America.
    • Fiji gets this as former president, Sitiveni Rabuka overthrows the current government and outright orders outright genocide on the Indo-Fijians. Fails at the start since the ANZC and SAC respond by launching an allied invasion into Fiji after word gets out from an Australian ambassador telling everyone that the military is killing Indo-Fijians. Later on after four weeks his own political party members (the ones who helped him in his coup) end up betraying him and kill him in a gunfight.
  • The New '10s: The timeline itself starts out in 2016, and even before that the decade of the 2010's itself was very much very different for the world as places were still recovering from nuclear war. However by the end of the decade we pretty much see the 2010's as it resembles like that of the early 2000's when it comes to technology (albeit in the Southern Hemisphere and a few countries in Europe and North America, and Japan itself). And by the end of the 2010's we see technology now resembling finally something similar to that of the late 2000's and early 2010's.
  • Unit Confusion: Many nations even in Post-Doomsday North America, including the United States (or what likes to call itself) is beginning to convert to the metric system.
  • Vestigial Empire: The United States and New Britain are pretty much this.
    • When it comes to the United States she has changed a lot to the point it is easily said that she will no longer be a world power again due to Doomsday.
      • And later with the situation in Oregon, resembling an American version of the The Troubles resulting in the Provisional US having to desperately focus on two fronts (Christian Patriots in former West Virginia) and the messy confusing situation in Oregon. Drafting is now enforced to both men and WOMEN once they turn 18, and even then it not enough as the Provisional US asks the League of Nations to send foreign peacekeepers to Oregon to help control the situation.
    • Same goes for the Republic of the Southern French Territories who claims to be the successor of former France.
  • War on Terror: Despite Doomsday, the War on Terror still happens (only just worse). Only difference being that it begins in the mid-2010's instead. Another major difference is that in the timeline many terrorist groups are targeting Australia and Brazil seeing that they are the nations that rose to world power status after Doomsday. That said pretty much in this timeline much of Australia and South America (Brazil included) faces a lot of terrorist attacks from domestic and foreign terrorist groups.
    • It should also be mentioned that in this timeline, the War on Terror basically is happening everywhere seeing that Post-Doomsday Europe, Post-Doomsday North America, East Asia (Japan gets a few attacks from the Hamas Caliphate), India, and Africa face plenty of terrorist attacks as well. Hence the reason why people in this timeline call it the "World War on Terror".
  • We ARE Struggling Together: This is pretty much well said for ANZC and SAC during the World War on Terror. Both Australia and Brazil are literally struggling together to fight against global terrorism.
  • Western Terrorists: The Australian Brotherhood was this, being a white supremacist organization that wanted Australia to become white only again (however white as in only Anglo-Celtic) and believes that Australia has been getting killed by immigration in general.
    • The Christian Patriots are this, being that they are basically the Christian-equivalent of ISIS (perhaps worse).
  • Wham Episode: So many...
    • Pauline Hanson along with other members of the Australian Brotherhood getting exposed to public by Louis Morrell (under the alias Grey Fox), resulting in total massive outrage by the public of the ANZC against racism and xenophobic, as well as support for Grey Fox's acts of vigilantism against terrorists.
    • Australian PM, Julia Gillard nearly gets assassinated by a member of the Australian Brotherhood, but luckily survived it by having to stay in the hospital for a week.
    • Broome getting dirty bombed by the AB.
    • Nuking of Charleston (capital of the Republic of Virginia) by the Christian Patriots.
    • 6/23 Attacks, resulting in Q1 Tower in Gold Coast getting destroyed and the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janiero getting destroyed by passenger airliners being hijacked by members of the Hamas Caliphate.
    • The Great One real name is none other than Osama bin Laden, which Morrell ends up discovering and exposing to the entire public after the 6/23 Attacks
    • Nuclear bombing of the Brazil's city of Recife and Natal by the Hamas Caliphate
    • Use of child soldiers by the Hamas Caliphate and the Christian Patriots
    • Hamas Caliphate nuking the Great Barrier Reef without a care for the wildlife, dirty bombing the cities of Santiago (Chile) and Rosario (Argentina), and blowing Peru's largest skyscraper located in it's capital city of Lima. After that attack the ANZC and SAC both have a Rage Breaking Point and create the military alliance called PLAO (Pacific Latin American Organization).
    • Republic of Iraq nuking a village occupied by the Hamas Caliphate in middle of Saudi Arabia, resulting in the whole world totally shocked that Iraq had nuclear weapons thanks to researching them during the early Cold War.
      • Which results in the Hamas Caliphate striking back in total revenge using a bomb similar to the Tsar Bomba, resulting in the Republic of Iraq going into total anarchy as millions are killed in the process.
    • Capital city of Venezuela, Caracas, getting nuked while the country is in the middle of a civil war. Afterwards the whole country ends up collapsing into pure anarchy as people scared for their lives flee Venezuela.
    • The original Eureka Flag used in the Eureka Rebellion in 1854 getting destroyed in an arsonist attack.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: Basically the Hamas Caliphate's response after nuking Iraq.


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